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Comodo CEO Named Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year Award in InfoSecurity's 2011 Global Excellence Awards

01-27-2011 03:44 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Jersey City, NJ, January 27, 2011 - Comodo, (comodo.com) a leading certificate authority and Internet security organization, announced today that Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO chief security architect has been named a finalist in the InfoSecurity's Global Excellence Awards in the category of Entrepreneur of the Year.

The awards dinner will take place in San Francisco at the RSA Conference held on February 16.

"I am honored to be recognized for my leadership and vision in the security industry as Comodo leads the charge in creating trust online for its customers," said Abdulhayoglu.

Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and founder of the Comodo companies, is an inventor, innovator and Internet security expert.

Under Melih's direction, the Comodo companies have grown since 1998 to a worldwide presence acclaimed in the industry for innovation and trust. Today, the Comodo companies have used that success to build complementary product lines assuring financial growth and worldwide name recognition.

Industry Standards

Melih actively advocates higher standards throughout the security industry. As the originator of the Certification Authority Browser Forum (CA/B Forum), a consortium of Certificate Authorities and Internet browser providers, Melih brought industry leaders together to establish new authentication standards for Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. Melih has also initiated the Common Computing Security Standards Forum (CCSS), a voluntary organization of security software vendors, operating system providers, and Internet browser software creators who are working together to mitigate the risk of malware and protect consumers worldwide.

In 2008, Melih's efforts to promote Internet security earned him the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® award in Information Technology Software for New Jersey. He is a frequent speaker on Internet security issues and has appeared as an expert on various media outlets, including Fox TV and USA Today.

Melih earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Bradford University, United Kingdom.

Comodo® is a leading brand in Internet security. With US Headquarters in New Jersey and global resources in UK, China, India, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo provides businesses and consumers worldwide with security and trust services, including digital certificates, PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. Securing online transactions for over 200,000 businesses, and with more than 25 million desktop security software installations, including an award-winning firewall and antivirus software, Comodo is Creating Trust Online®. To learn more, visit Comodo's website www.comodo.com.

Comodo Group, Inc.
Robin Carley,
Manager, Public relations/Corporate communications
525 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07310
United States
Office: 201-963-0004 x 4073
E-Mail: media-relations@comodo.com

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